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Perilous peacock that mauled Singapore toddler now caged: AVS

Animal authorities seem to be taking the case of a problematic neighborhood peacock seriously after other victims came forward with their own traumatic experiences. AVS told Coconuts last night that the pet peacock that left a 3-year-old needing…

Get groovy with Eevee when Pokemon invade Sentosa Island

Catch a parade and go on a digital scavenger hunt at events featuring one of the cutest Pokemons ever to appear in the wild. Sentosa will celebrate the fox-like (dog? squirrel?!) Eevee for three months starting Dec 10…

Eat, play, work: Crane’s new boho escape now open at Arab Street

Eat, play or work at a new space on Arab St that looks taken straight out of a bohemian fantasy. Crane, a social club that does it all – dining spot, coworking space, homeware retailer, and events hub…

Go to Hell! Haw Par Villa ‘Hell’s Museum’ opens just in time for Halloween

Step into the depths of hell at Haw Par Villa’s Hell’s Museum, a bizarre but educational gallery dedicated to death and the afterlife, when it opens Fri. A cultural theme park that’s been running over 80 years is…

Singapore’s first instant noodle-themed playground is slurping good!

Noodle lovers are in for a treat this Septe as Singapore’s first-ever instant noodle-theme attractions is opening its doors to the public. Those who love to indulge themselves in a steaming cup of instant noodles will be delighted…

New Neapolitan pizzeria fires up Circular Road

The flames are lit at a new pizzeria serving traditional and modern Neapolitan pies on Circular Road. Wild Child Pizzette, nestled in a row of shophouses near Singapore’s bustling business district, is a new joint specializing in 10-inch…

Civet falls through ceiling into Singapore condo, hides in washing machine

A cat-like creature literally “dropped in” on a family’s home Tues morning and proceeded to invade one of their appliances. Darren Teo told Coconuts today that his brother’s family was “thrilled” to find an Asian palm civet in…

Need for speed? Go-kart race track coming to Jurong

Race car enthusiasts can soon let it all out at a new track in Jurong. The Karting Arena is launching a 700m-long go-kart track at Upper Jurong Road for professional and beginner racers this month. Karters can put…

Electric feels: Tesla zooms into Raffles City showroom

Famed American electric automaker Tesla has arrived in Singapore. After over a decade since its founding, Tesla is finally showcasing its celebrated Model 3 future cars in a 143 sqm showroom on the ground floor of the Raffles…

Nom nom radar: Swee Choon Dim Sum opening this week in Tampines

Satisfy your dim sum cravings at the newest outlet of one of Singapore’s famed Chinese restaurants. Swee Choon is finally expanding its presence after spending nearly 60 years serving Singaporeans with their bite-sized Chinese delicacies. The new outlet…

Substation’s final farewell spoiled by pandemic party pooper

Tightened COVID measures got in the way of a final farewell for Singapore’s O.G. underground arts hub at 45 Armenian St. The Substation, home to punk gigs and experimental exhibitions for over 30 years, cancelled its farewell garage…

Bee colony in your area? Don’t kill, call Singapore’s bee man

A beekeeper on a mission to save as many bees in Singapore was a few minutes late to rescuing a colony from extermination earlier this week – much to his dismay. Xavier Tan, the founder of bee conservation…

Build it yourself: Lego playhouse opens at Resorts World Sentosa

Now opened for all your playful building needs at RWS, Lego’s new Singapore store is filled with giant statues, building stations, and a mosaic booth. The 3,165 sqft-space greets fans with its 17m tall brick facade as well…

Capturing Singapore’s vanishing sense of community through its concrete gathering spots

One man has painstakingly collected images of Singapore’s quaint communal chess and checker tables that embellish the city’s decades-old housing blocks. These solid blocks of concrete, usually decked out in multicoloured tiles or marble, have served as gathering…

Singapore’s green looks all but gone in Japanese astronaut’s shout-out

The Japanese commander of the Intl Space Station has given the tiny red dot nation a shout-out, though it’s looking more grey from space than any other color. He shared from space a photograph of Singapore and reminisced…

MP Louis Ng finds aircon among trash washed up on Seletar Island

Plenty of junk washes up on Singapore’s shores, from plastic waste to fishing nets. But and an entire air-conditioning unit? That’s what Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng found among the close to 400 kg of trash he…

As Singaporeans reenter the world, wildlife rescues reach record high

Wildlife rescue group ACRES, is busier than it’s ever been. The charity received 1,795 calls to its animal rescue hotline in Mar – about 58 calls a day – from members of the public seeking help with animals.…

Three trees are cut down each year for every Singaporean: study

Growing appetites for soybeans, coffee and other commodities in wealthy nations is decimating forests around the world, and one of the culprits is Singapore, according to a new study. Singapore accounts for the loss over three trees per…

Trumpet Trees are blooming across Singapore – but not for long

Dreams of witnessing the iconic cherry blossoms of Japan’s Sakura trees in person may have withered on the vine, but Singapore can settle for some very similar-looking trees that showing their colours this month. Singapore’s got pretty pink…

Hougang neighbourhood garden, 30-year home to flowers and veggies, uprooted again

Elderly gardeners in Hougang bid a sad farewell to their neighbourhood garden of over three decades yesterday after the authorities intervened, saying it was a safety risk and obstruction. The nearly 100m plot of flowers and vegetables such…

Owner of Eng San Ginseng & Birdnest defends food sampling at store

The owner of a Chinese health store accused of unhygienic practices said today that he’s been allowing customers to dunk their hands into bags of snacks since it opened 20 years ago after being accused of violating pandemic…

‘Awkward’ design in new triple door bus not so convenient for some commuters

Just a week into the launch of Singapore’s new triple door buses, some have already pointed out design flaws that could discourage commuters from shuffling to the back of the vehicle. A man was filmed having difficulties trying…

French expat captures a Singapore that’s more than ‘country of millionaires’

Anybody who has heard of Singapore likely thinks of it as home to glitzy skyscrapers, futuristic gardens, and a population of so-called crazy rich Asians. But one French expat is working to change that perception by documenting its…

How a hunger for home, and rubber, fueled rise of Singapore’s ‘Mamak’ stalls

Dotted along unsuspecting avenues and friendly roads alike are colorful open-air food stalls unlike the sprinkling of restaurants found across Singapore, yet with delectable foods and beverages which attract Singaporeans near and far. Mamak stalls are unique to…

Singapore’s beloved Dakota Crescent estate finally reduced to rubble

One of Singapore’s oldest housing estates is finally being demolished after sitting unoccupied over four years. Several excavators and demolition personnel were hard at work tearing down the once populated quaint neighbourhood when Coconuts visited on a gloomy,…

Artisanal cookie bakery Guilt has opened their first store on Arab Street

You heard right! Local artisanal cookie baker Guilt is making your cookie dreams crumb true with their new store at 29 Arab St, and if the gorgeous decor doesn’t draw you in, the smell definitely will. For the…

Netting goes up along Jurassic trail after woman hit by stray golf ball

Protective netting has gone up along a dinosaur-themed track after a hard-hitting incident involving a golf ball happened on Thurs, just two weeks after it opened to the public. Some netting has already been installed along the 3.5…

Chomp on grilled everything at newly opened Josh’s Grill

The same group that owns Thai restaurants Sanook Kitchen and ThaiExpress has launched a grill house at the Bugis Junction shopping mall. At Josh’s Grill, carnivores can treat themselves to premium cuts of beef and chicken, as well…

Screaming jets a WFH nightmare for northeast Singapore

Living beneath the highway to the danger zone was not something Geraldine Fok expected to deal with when she moved into Sengkang’s Fernvale Link neighborhood. Nearly each day, F-15s and F-16s circle morning to night over the high-rise…

COVID-19 recovery facility closed at Changi Exhibition Centre

Singapore has closed one of five makeshift COVID-19 hospitals as the outbreak declines. The facility at the Changi Exhibition Centre was formally mothballed yesterday, four months after it opened to patients. In that time, it housed more than…

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